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Sony Mobile in trouble, silently exiting Southeast Asia

Sony Mobile in trouble, silently exiting Southeast Asia

Sony has recently reaffirmed its commitment to the mobile market but which market that will be is now the question. Year after year, the former smartphone giant has failed not only to make profits but even to leave a lasting good impression. Now rumors are again circulating that Sony might be withdrawing from certain markets like Southeast Asia and the Middle East where it faces stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers.

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Sony MWC 2019 will be a litmus test for its mobile business

Sony MWC 2019 will be a litmus test for its mobile business

Despite rumors to the contrary, Sony remained relatively silent at CES 2019 as far as mobile devices go. Instead, it preferred to focus on its key strengths, namely TVs, AV receivers, and Blu-rays. It can’t remain silent for long, though, and at MWC next month, it will have to face the music and the crowd. And what it will show on stage and on the floor could pretty much decide whether it will remain a serious contender in the smartphone race or just a name from a bygone era.

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Sony Alpha a6400 compact mirrorless camera is designed for vloggers

Sony Alpha a6400 compact mirrorless camera is designed for vloggers

Sony has unveiled its new Alpha a6400, a mirrorless camera targeted at creators and vloggers who need something more substantial than their phone, but who may not be ready for a large, complicated camera. The new a6400 caters to its target customers with the inclusion of a 180-degree rotating LCD, making it possible for users to record themselves manually while also viewing the built-in display.

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Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuts Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer debuts Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio

Even though we still have nearly half a year to wait before the next Spider-Man movie arrives, Sony has decided to get the hype train rolling early. Today, it debuted a new teaser for Spider-Man: Far From Home, and with it comes the first film appearance of one of Spider-Man's oldest foes, Mysterio. If you enjoyed 2017's Homecoming, you'll definitely want to give this trailer a watch.

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Rocket League cross-play is finally live on PS4

Rocket League cross-play is finally live on PS4

It's been a long, long time coming, but Rocket League cross-platform play is finally live on PlayStation 4. This has been an odyssey that's been going on for years at this point, with Rocket League developer Psyonix revealing that it was ready to flip the switch on cross-platform multiplayer in 2016. Though Microsoft was on board, Sony resisted, and eventually cross-platform play went live for PC and Xbox One without support for the PlayStation 4.

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Sony Mobile reshuffle could see end of Xperia Compact line

Sony Mobile reshuffle could see end of Xperia Compact line

Up until last year, Sony seemed to have taken more of a devil may care attitude towards its smartphone business. The old management saw these devices merely as portals to the rest of its connected products rather than stars in their own right. That has been changing recently, with Sony seemingly taking its smartphones seriously again. You might not have guessed that with its silence at CES last week but come February it will finally be revealing its new direction. Sadly, it will be making that journey without one of its popular phone models.

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Sony LX310BT Turntable has built-in Bluetooth and USB output

Sony LX310BT Turntable has built-in Bluetooth and USB output

Sony has revealed the PS-LX310BT, a new wireless turntable targeting modern vinyl fans who want the convenience of an integrated Bluetooth transmitter. Thanks to this wireless connectivity, the LX310BT can connect to any Bluetooth audio device, such as a soundbar, headphones, or a wireless speaker. In addition to the wireless audio support, the turntable features a new tone arm, different settings modes, and the promise of simple functionality.

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These are the TVs supporting Apple AirPlay 2

These are the TVs supporting Apple AirPlay 2

Apple's decision to enable AirPlay 2 on TVs from Samsung, LG, and more may have reignited speculation that Apple TV momentum is fading, but owners of smart TVs are probably more interested in whether their models are in luck. Happily, there's now an official list of AirPlay 2-enabled TVs that you can consult.

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Sony soundbars, 4K Blu-ray player aim for a more immersive experience

Sony soundbars, 4K Blu-ray player aim for a more immersive experience

Almost everyone seems give priority to image and video quality but it’s no secret that terrible or even just unsatisfying audio can ruin the experience just as well. As TVs become thinner, TV makers have found the opportunity to offload the audio duties to dedicated speakers, particular stylish soundbars. At CES 2019, Sony is announcing two such products, including its first with dual built-in subwoofers. And to complete the set, it is throwing in a new 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player into the mix as well.

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Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones get Alexa support

Sony WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones get Alexa support

Sony has bestowed its WH-1000XM3 noise-canceling headphones with support for Alexa. The headphones, which are already available, enable a voice-controlled experience via the push of a button. Until now, the WH-1000XM3 headphones only supported Google Assistant, but that will change in the near future thanks to a new software update bringing Alexa.

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Sony MASTER Series 8K Z9G, 4K A9G TVs bring beauty and brains in one package

Sony MASTER Series 8K Z9G, 4K A9G TVs bring beauty and brains in one package

While smartphone makers are now obsessed with thinning bezels and notches, TV makers are still pushing for higher and higher resolutions. The market now tops at 8K, even when video content is still coming to terms with 4K. That might not matter though, because thanks to the Picture Processor X1 Ultimate in Sony’s MASTER series of TVs, content is promised to look crisp and clear in the Z9G’s 8K or the A9G’s 4K, even if they weren’t made for such large screens.

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Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Sony XAV-AX7000 car receiver flaunts a fancier, more ergonomic look

Cars are getting smarter but most of them require you to actually buy a new car. Not so, says Sony. All you really need is its new XAV-AX7000 CAR AV Receiver, presuming you can install a new head unit into your car, and you can pretty much get thee basic conveniences of having your smartphone displayed on your dash. And better yet, it’s good looking as well and even has a dedicated button for your voice assistant needs.

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